Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership

Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership written by William Nester and published by Frontline Books – £25.00 – Hardback – Pages 288.

One of many biographies about one of the most written about men in history, Winston Churchill, a life that was lived in the public and straddled so many important events in British history. William Nester delves in  the life of a man and looks at how his life and actions, some he dealt with and some he bought upon himself, how he eventually triumphed to shine with successfully winning one of the world most dangerous wars. This book looks at how he asserted the art of power through insights, writings and speeches. It looks at how some loved and adored him, but on the other side some saw him as an egotist and Machiavellian. This book brings you snippets of both and gives you more of the character of Winston Churchill.

This is one of those book where you might think you’ve read possibly everything about Winston Churchill, but I think most people will see a different part of Churchill, one that doesn’t get much airtime. We learn about Churchill in the various chapters about the different stages in his life from childhood and right up through adulthood. He was a child, an adventurer, reformer and scapegoat. But he was also a warrior who wanted to carry a nation along on strong beliefs and ethics, Churchill was fighting for something rather big, he was trying to stop a world being turned into a Nazi dominated world. He wanted his beliefs and ethics to conquer that. I believe this was a fantastic book, very well researched, well written with a lot of quotes and speech passages. This was a great book to read that had me reading from beginning to end. A really good 5 star read.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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